Upstart NVIDIA Ships Over One Million Performance 3D Processors into PC Market
RIVA 128™ 3D Processor Chip Emerges as the Product of Choice for the Performance Mainstream
For Immediate Release
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - January 12, 1998 - NVIDIA™ Corporation announced today that it has shipped over one million RIVA 128 3D graphics processor chips into the fast-growing 3D multimedia market. NVIDIA's award-winning RIVA 128 chip is now featured in a majority of the PC industry's leading computer and add-in card manufacturers, including Dell, Gateway 2000, Micron, NEC, Diamond Multimedia and STB Systems. In less than four months, the RIVA 128 has helped its customers capture over 40 of the industry's most prestigious awards, including PC Magazine Editor's Choice and PC Computing Product of the Year.
"NVIDIA has been the surprise of 1997 with their remarkable RIVA 128," said Dr. Jon Peddie, president of Jon Peddie Associates (Tiburon, CA) the industry's leading multimedia analysts. "The RIVA 128 entered the market in late Q3 and raised the bar on 3D performance in the volume Pentium¨ II class PC segment. Strong OEM acceptance has driven RIVA 128 shipments to over a million units and an estimated 21 percent marketshare in the 6 million unit Performance segment (1997) in only 4 months of shipments." Peddie added, "NVIDIA, along with its fab partner SGS-THOMSON, has succeeded in one of the industries most dramatic ramp-ups by exceeding the unit run rates of the majority of their Performance segment competitors in a single quarter."
"NVIDIA was founded around a single fundamental goal: to bring 3D to the masses," said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "NVIDIA's approach is to use our architectural and silicon engineering expertise to deliver high-performance graphics processors that are compatible with a volume semiconductor business model."
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